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Discover how starting cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?

At Thriveworks, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a widely recognized and evidence-based form of psychotherapy or talk therapy. It focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors that can contribute to various mental health issues or challenges that people are struggling with.

What does a cognitive behavioral therapist do?

Cognitive behavioral therapists specialize in Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and can help you to identify and comprehend your thought patterns, which often encompass automatic negative thoughts, cognitive distortions, and self-defeating beliefs. Once these negative thought patterns are pinpointed, cognitive behavioral therapists aim to challenge and replace them with the objective of fostering more constructive and logical thinking. In addition, these therapists place significant emphasis on implementing positive behavioral changes based on the newly established, healthier thought patterns.

What is CBT best for?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is particularly effective for addressing conditions like anxiety disorders, depression, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. It focuses on identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors, making it well-suited for issues related to distorted thinking and emotional regulation.

How much does a CBT session cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, meaning many of our clients only pay a small $0-$50 co-pay. However, we have self-pay options, too. For those out-of-network, our therapy and psychiatry services are around $200, depending on the service and location.

What is the success rate of CBT?

The success rate of CBT varies depending on the intentions of the client and their condition(s).

What\'s better: CBT or DBT?

The selection between cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is based on an individual’s unique needs and challenges. CBT is commonly chosen for addressing conditions such as anxiety and depression, whereas DBT is especially beneficial for individuals dealing with borderline personality disorder, emotional regulation issues, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships.

Is CBT conducted in person or online?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with our Thriveworks therapists in Bethesda, MD is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How many sessions is CBT?

Generally, CBT is considered a short-term therapy, typically lasting for about 12 to 20 weekly sessions. In some cases, it might extend to around 16 to 20 sessions for more complex issues.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Bethesda, MD—Montgomery Therapists and Counselors

It’s okay if you don’t quite know how to control your thoughts. There are experts called cognitive behavioral therapists who can guide you on this life-changing journey. They will help you notice when your negative thinking is taking over, teach you about the roots of these negative thoughts (cognitive distortions), and replace them with positive thoughts that serve you.

If you are in Montgomery County, you can find the cognitive behavioral therapy you’re looking for at Thriveworks Bethesda, MD. We have cognitive behavioral therapists who are experts on negative versus positive thinking patterns, and they can equip you with life-changing skills and tools that help you control your own thoughts. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, reach out to Thriveworks Bethesda, MD. Call (240) 513-3093 to schedule your appointment.

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy that focuses on helping someone change their thinking and behavioral patterns that directly cause or affect a problem they are experiencing. These problems can include:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Alcohol abuse or addiction
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sleep issues
  • Low self-esteem

How Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Help Me?

As we mentioned above, cognitive behavioral therapy can help people address a myriad of mental health issues, as this form of therapy is rooted in the idea that negative thinking is at the very root of our issues. These issues are not about the events themselves. Your Thriveworks Bethesda, MD cognitive behavioral therapist will teach you about the cognitive distortions we engage in, including:

  1. Polarized or black and white thinking, in which we think in extremes: something is either amazing or horrible.
  2. Blaming, whereas we focus on the negatives and ignore the positives in any given scenario
  3. Catastrophizing, in which we magnify or minimize a situation and ultimately expect the worst
  4. Emotional reasoning, whereas we assume that are emotions and feelings are accurate, despite the facts

These are just a few of many cognitive distortions that we are all guilty of engaging in. Once you understand these, you can then learn to identify them on a regular basis and assume a more accurate stance on any given situation.

Schedule Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Thriveworks Bethesda, MD in Montgomery

If you want to experience the benefits of working with a cognitive behavioral therapist for yourself, and you are in the Montgomery area, reach out to Thriveworks Bethesda, MD. We can set you up with a cognitive behavioral therapist right away—seriously, we have same-week appointments available. We can also offer you flexible evening and weekend sessions. We get that the normal daytime appointments don’t always work out!

If you’re ready to schedule cognitive behavioral therapy and get to work with a skilled, caring professional, give Thriveworks Bethesda, MD a call right now at (240) 513-3093 to schedule your appointment.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Bethesda therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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First session

$1

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I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Read more I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Roseann Feb 2024
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Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Read more Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Bethesda Mar 2020
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I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Read more I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Bethesda Oct 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethesda is located at 4401 E W Hwy #504, Bethesda, MD 20814, near Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.

Phone number

(240) 647-5625

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